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fatal floods. >> i've lived here all my life and never seen anything like this. >> heavily rains bring flash floods claiming more than a dozen vic sims. one four years old. fire storm. >> we had spotfires over the place. quickly overwhelmed. >> californian fire-fighters spread thin as they take an massive blazes.
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block entry. refugees scramble for another way into the european union. and new challenger. >> it will be so powerful that i don't think we are ever going to have to use it. no one is going to mess with us. >> donald trump talking military policy. now facing closer competition in the polls from another novice. >> we begin in utah and torrential rains that kills three people. officials say four are gamed and three are missing there and in the remote town. another 12 are lost. they are still under way. >> now they are getting everyone out. >> they are the survivors, pulled to safety by rescue
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workers in utah. 16 others in a nearby park were kept away by a wall of water on monday. >> i have lived here all by life. the mayor said the group was on a day trip as the group was trapped. as floodwaters washed around them. it came around behind the vehicles and engulfed the vehicles, and walked down into the creekbed. the vehicles were located more than a quarter of a mile away from the location. >> one of the youngest victims was found further away. >> the vehicle is right here. you came all the way down, it's not on the map. >> reporter: officials say three children survived. search and rescue efforts are expected to continue into wednesday. >> we like so have hope in there might be a chance of a rescue before our period. but, again, we have to treat it
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also as a recovery. >> utah's governor, away in china declared hillsdale a disaster zone. >> obviously this is one of the worst weather related disasters in the history of the state of utah, because of that, we are bringing the full resources of the state to bear. crews are using bulldozers to clean up tonnes of mud and debris. >> this is off my street right here. this is the front yard. >> hillsdale is the home of a breakaway set that practices polling amy. the leader is serving life in prison for assaulting underaged girls. on monday the national weather service issued a flash-flood warning. they are discouraged from watching tv and using the internet. many in the community may have been in danger
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kevin corriveau joins us with more on the floods. utah has never seen anything like this. >> that's right. this is the single deadliest day. it's a combination of the rain, let's show i what you have here, this is due to what was won off the coast of mexico, bringing up the moisture. i want to take you in. you can see that it extended all the way to kvl. i want to take the radar back 30 hours, ch is where hillsdale saw the flash floods. it's not one storm. take a look. you see the storms passing through. tonight we are dealing with heavily rain across that region. that will go on for the next six hours or so. we want to show you.
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a lot of that, in hillsdale, it was fun edged and we saw the power of the force of the water. >> flash floods can be terrifying northern california struggles through fires, made worse by draughts, the southern part is seeing record rains. some seeing flash floodings, and thousands. more than two and a quarter inches of rains flooded roadways and ground traffic to a halt. it led to a dramatic rescue along the river. emergency crews pulled two men and a dog from a tree. one of the men was taken to hospital. he is expected to be okay. >> devastating wildfires are burning. they have burnt through more than 200 square miles combined. >> the valley fire destroyed
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hundreds of homes. it's 15% contained. they are reporting more success on the larger of the two blazes. the bute fire is 37% contained. jake ward is in california, a town devastated by the fire. what is happening there now? >> evening. the fire here has taken a turn for the better, in one sense. a few minutes ago the cal fire authority basically announced that they are 30% containment. but the fire grew to a little over 67,000 acres, a big fire. there's a sort of a deadly stillness that has settle the over the town. we can hear choppers and fire-fighters out there, fighting the rest of the blaze. the real question is what is it about this fire that is new. and are the tactics that are employed, for decades, are they appropriate in an era when the fire is behaving in new ways.
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>> the valley fire, more than 60,000 acres to size, a fast burning fire. is the latest in a series of blazes defying past fires. homes got in the way. >> how is this different. >> we have seen fires move rapidly. >> it's not just that the dry conditions makes the gyre fighting harder, they are changing the fire itself. >> firefighters refer to the colour of the earth as good black. that means the fuel has been burnt away. they can relax in this place, because the fire swept through once. and won't come back. >> you can trust the trees, like the ones over my shoulder, would take care of themselves in a fire. that they are not going to burn in the canape. >> the problem is the fire is not obeying the rules.
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in this tree the canape burnt. that means there's no such thing as good black, because it can come back through the cannes op yip. the firefighters cannot relax, they can't trust the training in the same way they used to be able to. without the moisture in the plants, the fire doesn't have to use a lot of energy, meaning it has more energy to continue to move at a faster and more intense rate. >> the incident commander says the new behaviour overmatched local resources. >> like with all the other fires in the county, dry fuels, automatically had spotfires over the place, overwhelming the amount of resources on the initial order. it totally changed the tactics. getting people out of harm's way. >> firefighters can do their job
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safely and keep us safe when they are safe, when it lines up with what they no about fires. the fires are of a new breed, born of new conditions and they are withining the fight. >> antonio, fire-fighters are hopeful that because the weather turned. there's a tiny bit of rain and winds died down, that this may take a turn for the better. three-quarters of the largest fires in the history of california have taken place in the last 15 years, this is a trend. that means the fire-fighters will have to adapt to the new fire. >> let's hope it is turning for the better. >> with refugees flooding into europe. several countries are increasing effort to keep them out. hungary declared a state of emergency in two reasons and started to arrest people entering the country illegally. >> 22 drowned when a boat
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carrying refugees capsized. the e.u. is considering an emergency summit of 28 leaders to deal with the crisis. andrew simmonds has more on the tense situation at the serbian, hungarian border. >> with the state of emergency at the border, hungary took the crisis into a new direction, making life harder for refugees. many found themselves stuck in no man's land, with no way in to hungary, and no way back to serbia. >> they don't understand us - i told the army just to the describe our situation. they don't understand. >> bit shutting the main border crossing from serbia to the european union, hungary provoked outrage from the southern neighbours. the government here insists that the new laws are justified. >> those that have not applied
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on that journey to the border, to any kind of asylum, there's no sign of that in the system. and they don't approve of that, they'll be turned back. >> opposition parties attacked the government for its action. >> the order of the life is stronger than the order of the law. it's outrageous what is happening. we will not forgive the measures, the hungarian government. >> the far right party said the government had done too little, too late. one of the leaders spoke at a news conference, heckled by two protesters. iraqi refugees were appealing for water and food. the hungarian prime minister believes he's taking the lead at a time when the members can't
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reach agreement on share quotas, and the rift between east and west of the european union has never been bigger. it's shaking the union to its very foundations. >> while e.u. leaders are slow in making decisions on the ground. here the situation once again is deteriorating quickly we are learning more about the scale of the refugee crisis. the european border agency says 156,000 refugees arrived in europe in august. more than 500 arrived. that is nearly double the 280,000 refugees that arrived in all of 2014. >> president obama addressed the situation during a meeting in the oval office, speaking during a photo op. the president said it will take a joint effort from the u.s. and europe to help those in need.
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>> we agreed that this will require cooperation with all the european countries, the united states and the international communities to ensure that people are safe, that they are treated with shared humanity, and that we ultimately have to deal with the source of the problem, which is the ongoing crisis in syria. >> the president announced that 10,000 syrian refugees would be resettled in the u.s. in okay. fewer than 1500 came to the u.s. in 2011. patterson new jersey is home to a large community, courtney kealy talked with some of them about their journey. >> reporter: this girl is
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11 years old. >> i don't want what happened to me to anyone else. >> reporter: a few weeks ago her parents brought her and her siblings to new jersey. >> thank god i was able to bring them back to a normal life. >> reporter: his wife didn't want to appear, she's afraid for the safety of her relatives in damascus. they are building a new life in the u.s. mohammed is working in construction, the children are in school. being separated from an extended close-knit family is taking a toll. >> we wish we had our grandmother with us. hundreds of syrians settled in this part of new jersey, home to a long-established refugees. >> when safety and security
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being, the number one priority is gone, there's nothing to live for any more. >> many people i spoke with are too afraid to go on camera. they are here in the u.s., but fear the regime would retall yat violently against family members stuck in the war. >> this 82-year-old was too worried to use her name or appear on camera, she'd rather be in syria. >> do you wish you could stay there. >> i have family and sisters there. i just have my children here. >> she prayed that nothing will happen to them. >> her son took the same precautions. he knows people that are fighting to topple the regime. >> so many are left. the people that are fighting, are they done? >> the ones fighting for justice, for their own honour, those people do not stop fighting ever. >> while the question asked over
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and over in private homes on public streets, off camera and on, is why doesn't the u.s. and united states do more. at least they can tell the children they don't have to be scared any more. >> fear was following us. it does not exist any more. >> our special coverage of the global crisis continues throughout the week. join us for a special report "desperate journeys." secretary of state john kerry again called his counterpart in moscow about russia's continuing build up in syria. kerry was adamant that their continued support of the bashar al-assad creates conflict. >> russia's gangs are taking up air space and two military cargo flights are arriving every day
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from usha. it is not expected to stop. >> we have supported the syrian government. i would like to say as it confronts terrorist aggression. we have provided and will provide military and technical support and call on other countries to join us. >> vladimir putin says he is worried about the possibility of i.s.i.l. entering the territory. >> donald trump brings his campaign to the west coast. >> we have illegal immigrants that are treated beater than you are veterans. >> more on his message to veterans. is his lead in the poll slipping? marching 100 miles for change, hoping to get the attention of pope francis. a story of one woman that lives in fear that her husband will be deported to mexico. mexico.
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republican presidential front runner donald trump addressed supporters from a world war ii vessel. he discussed why he believes voter are drawn to his message. >> they are does gusted with incompetent politicians, with the people that are giving the country away. they are disgusted when they tell the boarder patrol agents who are good people and can do the job, when they are allowed to do it in front of them, and are standing there helpless, and people pour into the country. >> trump is getting serious competition in the polls. another politician is nipping at his heels. the latest polls show ben carson a huge leap. trump is on top. with a three percentage point increase. the rise coming with jed bush's ball.
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the former governor down 6". trump delivers the speech a day before the second republican debate. our political correspondent is in san pedro. today's event followed questions about whether trump had a grasp on foreign policy. did we hear anything knew from him. >> it was billed to be one thing and ended up something else. of course, it's appropriately named, considering donald trump's new vokation. they came to here about national security. they have heard today what they've been accustomed to hearing. as heard in the open. playing on some themes throughout the campaign. >> so, we'll build a wall and
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mexico will pay for it. >> he's playing on immigration. it was not lost on the crowd here that often i'll have to take my liberties. off the starboard side of the u.s.s. iowa, there was 300 to 400 protesters, protesting donald trump for being a racist. not taking into account the lives of immigrants. one having harsh words with donald trump. >> i'm a mexican. i live in san pedro. my family came in the 1920s. my family has been in san pedro for 100 years. i believe he is racist as far as - you can see my sign, no
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human being is illegal. >> michael, was there anything in the speech today that could affect the debate tomorrow? >> well, i should say standing up here on the battle ship. we did like we said, on behalf of the good people. that we did expect to hear some of the national security. the fact that they couldn't bring it up means that donald trump, in the race tomorrow. that they'll have a lot of questions asked of him, and challenges from other candidates, on the fact that he is yet to be specific. >> they tend to spend less time preparing for the debate former president jimmy carter gave an update on health. he received the second of four planned immunotherapy yip treatments to fight the cancer that spread too his brain. >> i get the treatment every
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three weeks for four times, i had the second treatment without ileffects so far. we'll know what the positive are. >> the 90-year-old revealed his illness last month. his latest update during a wide-ran wide-ranging conversation. >> marching to be heard. praying to get the attention of the pope during an upcoming visit to the u.s. u.s.
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100 immigrant women began a 100 mile march top greet pope francis. the women in the march hope to convince lawmakers to change policy for people in the u.s. the women started a journey at a federal detention center in york peninsula. >> jonathan betz was there as
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the gripe set off for capitol hill. >> reporter: on this journey these women are led by faith and family. >> what do you hope is heard? >> to stop departation, to stop separating families. to stop all the suffering that is going on. >> reporter: this is among 100 women marching 100 miles to washington d.c. an event organised by an activist. time coinciding. >> that is a long march. >> we have to make sacrifices to raise our voice. >> her own journey began years ago. she built a live in the u.s., married. had two daughters and started a small tort tea business. all nearly collapse said when her husband was arrested by
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immigration. >> i was praying i have to get through this. he did. that helped me. >> because she arrived in the u.s. as a child, she is considered a dreamer. her husband is not. the only thing we did wrong was the deportation on the border. other than that i never did anything wrong. >> it was especially difficult for the two girls. >> suddenly, tears start to fall. so molina joined the others, rallying outside the detention center as her husband was held. >> as you march and join the group, are you worried about your family? >> yes, my husband has a hearing
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coming up. >> he could still get deported. >> yes. >> now she begins a new journey, representing how far her family came and how far they have to go the disliked button is coming to facebook. until now they argued that they wanted a positive vibe. starting soon users will be able to express disapproval of posts with the click of a buttion. the chief executive announced the change during a q and a session. the u.s. has a poet laureate. an inaugural reading at the library of congress. he's the second of migrant worker. he wants to encourage people to express cultures and experiences through poetry. as part of that he's asking americans to contribute a verse to an epic poem he's working on.
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i'm antonio mora, thank you for joining us. for the latest news head to aljazeera.com. aljazeera.com. ray suarez is up next with "inside story", have a great night. were secretly recorded talking about a loner long-standing practice at the organization supplying fetal tissues to research institutions for medical research. there has been a lot of complaints about editing that distorts what was said, but the undercover recordings have fueled a powerful new movement on capitol hill to strip the family planning of all its federal funding. that is money that has nothing to do with abortion. defending or defunding planned parenthood, it's the "inside story."

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